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May 20th, 2018

Stephens, Barty Headline Pre-French Events at Nurnberg, Strasbourg; WTA Previews

(2) Gavrilov starts against American Jennifer Brady and is then looking at the veteran Stosur in the second round, which would be a rematch of last year’s final…

Posted by Staff @ 4:27 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

May 7th, 2018

Pliskova Edges Azarenka In Madrid Thriller; Wozniacki, Stephens, Sharapova Win

A host of former No. 1s were in action Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

May 5th, 2018

Halep Goes for Madrid Triple; WTA Preview

Interesting starts were dealt to Ostapenko vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (winner to face Maria Sharapova), Wozniacki vs. Daria Gavrilova, and Vandeweghe vs. Kristina Mladenovic.

Posted by Staff @ 3:50 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

April 25th, 2018

Kerber Tops Kvitova In Stuttgart; Halep Wins, Stephens Falls Winning One Game

Two-time Stuttgart champion Angelique Kerber thrilled her home fans beating Petra Kvitova.

Posted by Staff @ 9:25 pm in Stuttgart | 3 Comments »

April 22nd, 2018

Defending Champion Americans, Juggernaut Czechs Line Up Fed Cup Final

The Czechs are into their sixth Fed Cup final in the last eight years, winning in 2011-12 and 2014-16.

Posted by Staff @ 12:58 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 21st, 2018

Sharapova Joins 8 of Top 10 at WTA Stuttgart; Preview

An impressive eight of the Top 10 in Stuttgart, where the Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Five women who have sat at No. 1 in the field…

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 29 Comments »

April 1st, 2018

Stephens, Osaka, Kasatkina Headline Next-Gen Stars at WTA Charleston; Preview

Former champions in the field are Kasatkina (2017), Stephens (2016), Andrea Petkovic (2014), and Stosur (2010).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:50 am in Tennis | No Comments »

March 31st, 2018

Sloane Stephens Wins 2nd Biggest Career Title at Miami Open

“I always play well in the U.S., I don’t know why, I think it’s because of you guys,” she told the Miami crowd afterwards. “Jelena you had a great week…we played doubles in Australia, I’m sure we’ll play many more times and I look forward to it, congratulations.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:17 pm in Miami, Tennis | 17 Comments »

March 28th, 2018

Azarenka, Stephens Into Miami Semis; Venus vs. Collins Wednesday

“When you play a player like Angie…you have to execute your game well,” said Stephens, who hit 11 winners in the 23-minute first set, and on Monday will debut in the Top 10 for the first time on the WTA rankings. “And then you have to make sure that when you are executing your game you stick with it. Like a lot of times you can venture off and start, you know, doing other things.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 am in Miami, Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 28th, 2018

Stephens, Azarenka Set Up Rematch In Miami SF; Venus Back On Wed

One women’s semifinal is set in Miami, who’ll be in the second one?

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 am in Miami | No Comments »

March 27th, 2018

Venus Kicks Konta Out Of Miami, Top 20; Stephens v Kerber Tues.

The women’s quarterfinals begin Tuesday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Miami | 3 Comments »

March 10th, 2018

Muguruza Out At Indian Wells As Americans Score Upsets; Williams, Azarenka-Stephens Saturday

The Williams sisters play back-to-back this afternoon at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 am in Indian Wells | No Comments »

February 24th, 2018

Nadal, Stephens Headline Fields at Joint Acapulco; Previews

Potential tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. his free-swinging Spanish countryman F-Lo (winner to possibly meet (WC) Thanasi Kokkinakis), (4) Sock 2nd rd. vs. the Aussie Open semifinalist Chung, (6) Del Potro vs. the elder net-rushing Zverev, (3) Thiem 2nd rd. vs. the Nishikori-Shapovalov winner, and (8) Isner vs. his countryman Harrison…

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

January 15th, 2018

CoCo Goes Nuts, Venus Loses Amidst Day 1 Upsets at Australian Open

Vandeweghe received two code violations during her loss, the first when she refused to restart play at the end of the first set until she was brought bananas.

Posted by Staff @ 8:59 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 13 Comments »